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President, PM mourn gang-rape victim’s death

New Delhi, Dec 29: President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday led the nation in mourning the death of the young woman who was brutally gang-raped and tortured here. Both Mukherjee and Manmohan Singh said the victim’s death in a Singapore hospital would not go in vain, and that India should become a safer place for women. The 23-year-old, who suffered multiple organ... 

India desires change; will be a demonstrably safer place for women: PM

New Delhi, Dec 29: Recognising the “emotions and energies” that the rape of the young woman in Delhi had generated in the capital and elsewhere, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday, while condoling her death, said that “India genuinely desires change” and resolved that the government will ensure that it becomes “a demonstrably better and safer place for women to live... 

Indian gang-rape victim passes away in Singapore

    Singapore, Dec 29 : A young woman who was flown to Singapore after her brutal gang-rape and torture in the Indian capital died here early Saturday, the Mount Elizabeth Hospital announced. The victim, whose name has not been revealed, passed away “peacefully” at 4.45 a.m. with her distraught family and Indian diplomats by her side, hospital official Kelvin Loh said in a statement. “We... 

Gangrape victim back on ventilator, platelet count dips

New Delhi, Dec 23; The 23-year-old victim of a brutal gangrape was Sunday put back on the ventilator and her condition remains critical, though she is conscious and communicating, doctors said Sunday. The young woman, who was subjected to savage torture and rape by six men a week ago, underwent a minor surgical procedure where her abdomen was given a “wash” and the fluid that had collected... 

Tendulkar says goodbye to one-day cricket

  Mumbai, Dec 23: India batting great Sachin Tendulkar Sunday closed a major chapter of his illustrious career by announcing his retirement from one-day cricket. He will continue to play in Tests. Tendulkar’s decision following days of speculation came moments before the selectors announced Team India for the limited overs series against Pakistan starting Dec 25. Battling with form, Tendulkar’s... 

Gang-rape protests turn violent, scores injured

  New Delhi, Dec 23: Mass protests for the third straight day Sunday against the gang-rape of a young woman turned violent here, leaving scores injured, including one policeman in critical condition, and turning the India Gate area into a virtual war zone. Police and paramilitary personnel liberally used batons and tear gas to chase away thousands after the emotionally charged protests during the... 

‘Barfi!’ out of Oscar race

Los Angeles, Dec 23: Director Anurag Basu’s “Barfi!” has failed to qualify for the best foreign language film category for the 85th Academy Awards, according to the latest Oscar shortlist. The film, featuring Ranbir Kapoor as a deaf and mute boy and Priyanka Chopra as an autistic girl, earned rave reviews and enjoyed box office success. Of the 71 films that qualified for the Oscars...